Wide open sky; vast plains shadowed by mountains looming in the horizon; a yurt-dwelling nomadic people famous for their ancient tradition and unsurpassed hospitality. Venture into Mongolia by rail, and tap into your inner explorer. The untouched steppes here are still home to nomads, whose lifestyle remains nearly unchanged after centuries, much like the land itself. Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital, is the whirlwind at the center of the country’s vast calm. Home to a growing youth culture, a recent industrial boom, and many museums and Buddhist monasteries, the city is Mongolia’s urban centre. However, whether you find yourself among nomads in the country’s remote corners, cutting through countryside aboard a luxury train, or getting cocktails at a bar in downtown Ulaanbaatar, you’ll be treated to the best hospitality on the planet. While the Mongolian landscape may be rugged, its people are anything but.